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Re: Sanding irregular surfaces - sand sand sand & sand some more
« Reply #40 on: April 23, 2006, 12:08:25 AM »
There is also a curved draw-knive that is used to make these indentations.  I've also heard it called a bowl knife.
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Re: Sanding irregular surfaces - sand sand sand & sand some more
« Reply #41 on: April 23, 2006, 07:59:43 AM »
Getoverit,

Over here, the true Windsor chair craftsmen use an adze type tool with a curved blade. They stand on the seat blank, and hang and swing the 'adze' between their legs ( please..no implications ) rough cutting the profile. Definately an aquired skill... I wonder how many boots (or flip flops) have been adzed whilst learning :o
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Re: Sanding irregular surfaces - sand sand sand & sand some more
« Reply #42 on: April 23, 2006, 08:12:32 AM »

Keep your toes up  ;D

The curved drawknife gets called a scorp around here too.
I use a angle grinder with a chainsaw wheel on it to do roughing of those kinds of shapes.
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Re: Sanding irregular surfaces - sand sand sand & sand some more
« Reply #43 on: April 23, 2006, 09:20:28 AM »
Now a chain saw wheel could be a good tool to have around :) Where did you get it and what does it look like? got any pics?
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Re: Sanding irregular surfaces - sand sand sand & sand some more
« Reply #44 on: April 23, 2006, 10:16:38 AM »
Ken, its just a little wheel with a saw chain on it. It fits on a 4" side grinder.  I think you can get one from northern tool Note:Please read the Forestry Forum's postion on this company.  The thing was invented and produced in Tallahassee, but I think they outsourced it to China.
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Re: Sanding irregular surfaces - sand sand sand & sand some more
« Reply #45 on: April 23, 2006, 10:23:11 AM »
Better known as the suicide wheel.   One day I'll tell you the story about the day I got mine in the mail and had on a new "t" shirt.  ;D ;D  :(
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Re: Sanding irregular surfaces - sand sand sand & sand some more
« Reply #46 on: April 23, 2006, 12:54:46 PM »
 One day I'll tell you the story about the day I got mine in the mail and had on a new "t" shirt.  ;D ;D  :(

O.K. I'm ready for the story. Tell away ;D
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Re: Sanding irregular surfaces - sand sand sand & sand some more
« Reply #47 on: April 23, 2006, 03:12:35 PM »
I like a good story and I'm sitting down too :)
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Re: Sanding irregular surfaces - sand sand sand & sand some more
« Reply #48 on: April 23, 2006, 03:18:50 PM »
This sounds like it will be a real "rip" snorter.   :D :D
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Re: Sanding irregular surfaces - sand sand sand & sand some more
« Reply #49 on: April 23, 2006, 03:28:21 PM »
A real 'hum dinger'  ;D :)
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Re: Sanding irregular surfaces - sand sand sand & sand some more
« Reply #50 on: April 24, 2006, 09:40:02 AM »
Actually, it was a 4" tungsten carbide burr wheel. It is a wicked tool as well, but does a fine job on bowls and chainsaw carvings. I've got a chainsaw wheel too, and scared of it like a rattle snake. I've heard some awfull stories about it.
   When I recieved the 4" burr in the mail, I did the normal procedures for mounting the tool and starting the work. You know, ..... rip the box open, toss the directions, slap it on your 4" grinder and stick it in the wood as fast as possible to see what it will do. As I bent down to do all this, my flopping "T" shirt got a little too close to the burr wheel. Did you know that a tungsten burr is like velcro? ....... In a fraction of a second, the grinder was twisted up to my neck, my new "T" shirt looked like a teenie bra, the grinder was humming, locked up and I could not find the cut off switch. The switch was positive lock and not spring loaded. I took off running and screaming like a girl untill I unplugged myself.
   I've always thought of myself as being extra carefull. I don't think there is really any such thing anymore. I've still got all my fingers and toes, but I hope I can keep a fear and respect for all tools.
   I've got teenage drivers now. I guess I better head off to the Prayer topic.
   
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Re: Sanding irregular surfaces - sand sand sand & sand some more
« Reply #51 on: April 24, 2006, 01:25:03 PM »
I was using one of them impact wrenches to remove old harrow teeth. I stuck my finger up against the head of the bolt and began spinning the wrench to remove the old nut. Well, once that got loose enough the head of the bolt started spinning and sliced a little meat on the finger yielding a little stream of blood. Hmm, guess we won't do that again. Using that harrow on our gravelly soil had ground down the head of the bolt to a razor sharp edge. YIKES!!  ::)
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Re: Sanding irregular surfaces - sand sand sand & sand some more
« Reply #52 on: April 24, 2006, 05:47:54 PM »
Olin,
I'm laughing with ya, I promise !  Just glad you didnt get seriously hurt over it.Maybe the story will do me some good to and remind me to be more careful. Thanks for Posting it !
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